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No ‘false’ news, no worries

No ‘false’ news, no worries
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said journalists who do not provide false news need not to be worried over the recently passed Digital Security Bill, 2018. "If anybody doesn't have any criminal mindset or any plan to commit any offence in future then there's nothing for him to be worried about," she said while replying to a question over the Digital Security Bill at a press conference at her official residence Ganabhaban, reports UNB. The press conference was arranged to brief journalists about the outcome of her recent weeklong visit to the United States to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly. There is nothing here (in the bill) for a journalist to be worried who will not commit any offence or falsely blame anyone…

Govt aims at cutting poverty by 1.8pc a year, says Muhith

Govt aims at cutting poverty by 1.8pc a year, says Muhith

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith yesterday said that government has set a target to reduce the rate of poverty by 1.6 to 1.8 percent a year through inclusive economy, reports UNB. "The government's policy of poverty elimination is to reduce poverty rate 1.6 to 1.8percent every year.…
Tk 3,800cr CWASA project to ease sewage problem

Tk 3,800cr CWASA project to ease sewage problem

CHATTOGRAM: Chattogram Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (CWASA) is going to implement sewerage treatment project (STP) involving Taka 3,800 aims at solving sewerage disposal problems in the port city, reports BSS. Managing Director of CWASA Engineer AKM Fazlullah said the project is likely to be…
Backlog of cases must be cleared

Backlog of cases must be cleared

The piled-us cases in the higher and lower courts of the country must be disposed of quickly taking positive steps otherwise the cases will pile up even more and that will make disposal of cases even harder and the litigants will continue to suffer. There is also a relation between crimes in a society…
Meditation: A great panacea

Meditation: A great panacea

It a common phenomenon that different kinds of meditation practices are observed throughout the world. Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, Zen, and Sufism are some of the paths that lead to liberation. The kind of ‘liberation’ these spiritual traditions talk about is perhaps not an easy concept to grasp…
Govt plans to build river ports to boost regional trade

Govt plans to build river ports to boost regional trade

The government has decided to construct a river port at Nagarbari with full-fledged facilities at a cost of Tk. 513.90 crore to enhance regional trade and connectivity. Shipping minister Shajahan Khan will lay the foundation stone for the port on Friday. Besides, the government will also install modern…
US-China military tensions soar amid trade spat

US-China military tensions soar amid trade spat

WASHINGTON: The bitter trade dispute between China and the US is increasingly spilling into the military domain, with a risky incident in the South China Sea highlighting the dangers of souring relations, reports AFP. In what the US Navy has called an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter,…
Bahubachan to stage Humayun Ahmed’s ‘Devi’ at Shilpakala today

Bahubachan to stage Humayun Ahmed’s ‘Devi’ at Shilpakala today

Popular theatre troupe Bahubachan will stage the 112th show of its acclaimed-production, ‘Devi’—an adaptation of a novel with the same title of Humayun Ahmed, today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The play, 22nd…
Injury-ridden Tigers on mending process

Injury-ridden Tigers on mending process

While Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan all but sure to miss the home series against Zimbabwe, the latest question that left the team management in quandary that whether Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Mushfiqur could be the part of the series, starting with three-match ODI series from October 21. Both will…
People get safe water 
supply thru pipeline

People get safe water supply thru pipeline

Situated 25 kilometers away from Moulvibazar's Srimangal upazila sadar, Alubari is a remote hillock area. A total of 67 families live in the hillock, which is about 120-foot high from the ground. The poor people work as labourers at the tea garden to earn their living.         …
Jukta Front moves to reduce gap with BNP

Jukta Front moves to reduce gap with BNP

The three-party Jukta (United) Front, led by Dr Badruddoza Chowdhury, has taken an initiative to iron out differences with the BNP over the Jamaat issue and take forward the unity process as part of the next course of political of action and participation in the next general election. Jukta Front leaders,…
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